QUILTS OF VALOR CHALLENGE
Complete a block of your choice, using any technique (applique or piecing or a combination of both) in one of the following UNFINISHED sizes:
24.5 wide x 24.5 high, 20.5 wide x 24.5 high, or 18.5 wide x 24.5 high
Use red, white and blue PREWASHED (very important) quality cotton fabric, batik or standard cotton. QOV center block will have one winner:
Photos of the blocks are due January 20, 2021. Send them to Alberta Dalke. Photos will be posted here (the website Challenges page) within a week. You then will have 1 week to pick your favorite. At the February 3, 2021 meeting, we will show the photos in a slide show twice, once to show the entries, and again so you can make your final choice. Then via anonymous Zoom poll you will vote. The winner will be announced and each person can explain about their quilt/block when it comes up in the slide show. Center blocks will be combined with additional blocks and/or borders to make a QOV top which will be completed at sit and sews by our members. Several of our members have agreed to machine quilt them. Extra fabric will make completion much easier but isn't required.
When finished the quilts will be given to Norene Dagly as our in-house QOV representative(!) for future presentations.
You may want to use your center block for a completed QOV quilt presentation to a qualified recipient you choose.
Please call or email me with any questions.
2020 PRESIDENT'S CHALLENGE
The President’s Challenge this year is to create a quilt with the theme being any song. The perimeter should be a minimum of 96 inches (for example, a 24”x24” block or larger). Ribbons are awarded for:
Best Interpretation of Theme
Photos of the quilts are due January 20, 2021. Send them to Alberta Dalke. Include a note with the main chorus from the song and a brief statement of how your quilt reflects the song. Photos will be posted here (the website Challenges page) within a week. You then will have 1 week to pick your favorites. At the February 3, 2021 meeting, we will show the photos in a slide show twice, once to show the entries, and again so you can make your final choices. Then via anonymous Zoom poll you will vote. The winners will be announced and each person can explain about their quilt/block when it comes up in the slide show. Vote for the winners at the March 3, 2021 Zoom meeting.
This quilt, an example for the song "Wheels on the Bus", is Bus Stop, block #696, from Quiltmakers 100 Blocks, Volume 7. Sewn by Jennifer Schifano Thomas, Curlicue Creations. Block design by Denise Starck.
2021 UFO CHALLENGE
PLAN TO FINISH!
You may commit to finish as many UFOs (UnFinished Objects) as you would like. For each completed UFO your name will go into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate. There will be one winner.
Sign-up closes Feb 28, 2021. Email Emily Fasan firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Provide full name and how many UFO’s you plan to finish.
UFOs must be complete by our meeting December 1, 2021.
Completed UFOs or photos of the completed UFOs will be shown at the meeting on December 1, 2021. If you finish a UFO early and plan to give it away or you will not be at the meeting please email Emily a brief description and picture of your UFO to report that you have completed the UFO. No-shows are no-completes!
If your UFO is a quilt, it must be quilted with binding and label to be considered finished.
Your name goes in the drawing for every completed UFO! Completed UFOs shown on December 1, 2021 or reported as completed by email will be entered in the drawing.